State Rep. Scotty Campbell passes first bill

April 7, 2021

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Rep. Scotty Campbell, R-Mountain City, officially passed his first bill as a member of the 112th Tennessee General Assembly and the House Republican Caucus. House Bill 115 passed unanimously on Thursday, April 1.

House Bill 115 changes the allowed weekly attendance time for a child participating in a Parents’ Day Out or similar program operated by a religious institution or organization to not more than 12 hours within a calendar week.

Present law limits weekly attendance time to two days in each calendar week for no more than six hours each day. House Bill 115 lends more flexibility to parents and children’s schedules, allowing the children to attend these programs for the same number of hours spanning over an additional number of days.

“This legislation makes a much-needed change to our Parents’ Day Out programs,” Campbell said. “This bill will benefit many families whose children participate in these programs, and I applaud my colleagues in the General Assembly for their overwhelming support of this bill.”

Campbell previously served as a state representative in the 107th General Assembly. He was reelected to the House of Representatives in 2020.

The full text for House Bill 115 can be found here.

Scotty Campbell represents House District 3, which includes Johnson and parts of Carter and Sullivan Counties. He is a member of the Criminal Justice, Transportation, and Finance, Ways, and Means Committees, and also serves on the Finance, Ways, and Means Appropriations Subcommittee. He can be reached at rep.scotty.campbell@capitol.tn.gov or 615-741-2050.